the happening 2017

31st August – 2nd September 2018
Mill Lane, Chalgrove. Oxfordshire. OX44 7SL

of keeping it TWISTED


2018 Event T-Shirt

Advance Weekend Ticket £30 including Event T-Shirt
Advanced Saturday - £15


Tickets on the Gate on Friday will be £30 (no t-shirt included).
Tickets on the Gate on Saturday will be £15
Children 16yrs or under admission is free if accompanied by an parent or guardian, (please note there are no specific activities for children at this event and some of the evening entertainment may not be suitable - parental supervision is required at all times).

Parking: Bikes and Disabled Badge vehicles park FREE, cars, vans and camper vans £5




Our Sponsorship deal with Triumph Motorcycles has reached it's end this year and we thank them for their fantastic support over the last 3 years. However, this means we are struggling with funding this year. Since the beginning of the year we have been looking for more Corporate Sponsors and have just started a Crowdfunding site.

Despite this, we need to increase the ticket price this year to help us cover the costs of the marquees and infrastructure.
So as well as the weekend ticket and advance day ticket rising by £5, there will now be a registration fee of £5 per bike entry.
There will also be a £5 charge for cars and vans and camper vans to park on site.
We hope you understand why we've had to introduce these increases as we've always prided ourselves on keeping the costs to our guests low and the quality of the event high.
We still think The Happening is great value for money and a really unique show with the most amazing bikes, and fantastic live music. So if you don't want to lose it, you need to use it, register your bike or make sure you come along and bring your friends.
The event has a 500 person limit so book early to avoid disappointment on the day.

bike show

• Invited bikes get FREE entry
Invites will be given out by us at events throughout the year and if those bikes are pre-registered by 31st August,
they will be issued an entry number and the bike and the owner will get free entry into the show. 
All cars, vans and camper vans will be charged a £5 parking fee.

• Pre-registered bikes £5
Anyone who has an album of their build on the page can ask to pre-register their bike by 31st August.
Anyone without a build album of their bike on the page who wants to pre-register, will need to provide
their bike as content for an album before the pre-registration cut off date. If accepted they will be issued 
an entry number.
All cars, vans and camper vans will be charged a £5 parking fee.

• On the Gate: £30 Friday (weekend ticket) or £15 Saturday  
Anyone who turns up on the day at the gate with a bike for the Show and who has not pre-registered will need
to pay the full entry fee. Entries on the day if accepted, will be given an entry number, but cannot be guaranteed
a plinth in the Show Marquee (there will be space on the grass available outside) and will not get a write up
next to their bike but they will still be eligible for all trophy categories.
All cars, vans and camper vans will be charged a £5 parking fee.

Our trophies will again be hand-forged by the fantastic 'Artisan Uprising' 


The Show will be judged by Twisted Iron and Blue Miller – Editor of 100% Biker Magazine

Trophy categories are:

- Best Styling 
- Best Paint 
- 'Work in Progress' (WIP)
- Best Engineering
- Best In Show

MOB Rule Trophy

The 'MOB Rule Trophy' is voted for by the audience on the day and the trophy will be a one-off piece of artwork unique to this category.

bell tent hire...

Would you like to spend the whole weekend at The Happening, but don't have much room on the bike for camping gear? And who wants to be fiddling around setting up a tent when they could be in the bar or the bike show...?

This year we are very pleased to be able to offer our guests Bell Tents from 'The Tipi Hire Company' which will be set up on site ready for your arrival. 

• £150.00 gets you a 4m (13ft) Bell tent which sleeps 4 people.
   Furnished with memory foam mattresses, a rug, fairy lights, cushions,
   low table/tray and lamp.
• Single Duvet set costs an extra £25.00
• Double Duvet set costs an extra £30.00  
• Single sleeping bag including pillow costs an extra £20.00

To book your tent, contact 'The Tipi Hire Company' direct quoting 
'The Happening' as a booking reference:
Telephone Anji on 07834 768348  



Our site is a field, with no obvious landmarks nearby. So these directions will get you to Berrick Road
in Chalgrove.


Proceed along Berrick Road and turn right into Mill Lane, proceed for a few hundred yards, the site is on your left and will be signposted along Mill Lane and Berrick Road.

stuff you need to read please...

  • We ask that you don't bring alcohol into the event. We will be running a reasonably priced bar and a percentage of the proceeds will be going to our charity, so the more you buy the more we raise.

  • Please wear you wristband on your wrist at all times as you will not be allowed on site without one.

  • NO glass bottles, beer glasses or metal bottle tops on site - this field is used for horses when we're gone.

  • Please bag up your rubbish and leave in the skip provided.

  • Dogs must be kept on leads at all times and any dog mess must be cleared up by owners asap in a responsible way.

  • Please keep children and dogs under control, especially around the bikes.

  • Lost children or dogs when found, will be taken to the shop where they will be sold after 20 minutes - all proceeds to the
    Air Ambulance.

  • In the case of a medical emergency please go to the Gate.

  • All vehicles to move at no more than 5mph on site (walking pace).

  • Please respect the venue which we have been allowed to use, no donuts, wheelspins/burnouts or revving engines late at night.

  • No campfires or bonfires on site - we will have a brazier lit in the arena after dark.

  • Please keep your valuables on your person at all times, Twisted Iron are not responsible to loss or damage to valuables, vehicles or persons.

  • Twisted Iron have the right to refuse entry and eject anyone causing trouble. 

  • Back Patch Clubs by prior arrangement only please.


A proportion of proceeds raised at the event and at the charity auction will go to our nominated charity
'The Thames Valley & Chiltern Air Ambulance'.

thanks to our sponsors this year...